Workshop

Capital Campaigns 101 and Fundraising for Special Projects

Whether you are raising money for a larger capital campaign or a smaller “bite-sized” campaign, it usually takes more preparation than you think. You need to clarify your organization’s strategic needs, recruit board members and key volunteers, engage your donors with your vision of the future, ensure the infrastructure to manage the work, and more. It’s not just a ‘bigger’ appeal, it means supporting a huge effort over an extended period of time. Capital campaigns are a lot of hard work, but they can pay off handsomely.

Effective Supervision (May)

Effective supervision contributes directly to mission effectiveness at your nonprofit. It is critical to maintaining a productive staff in the face of shifting and competing priorities. Strong supervision creates a culture of mutual respect in which employees and supervisors communicate regularly and clearly about job-related expectations, tasks and overall performance.

Implementing Racial Equity Through Human Resources

This highly participatory workshop will draw on the experiences of participants, asking them to reflect on the current state of their organizations and plan how to move forward. We operate from the understanding that working toward racial equity is an ongoing process and not a task that can simply be checked off a list. Together, we will build skills and confidence in techniques for advancing organizational conversations and practices to improve racial equity. Participants will leave with an action plan to bring their organization’s human resources practices closer in alignment with a commitment to racial equity.

Community Organizing

Center to Support Immigrant Organizing will introduce participants to the process of grassroots community organizing. Participants will learn about strategies and tactics to cultivate the leadership of those impacted by injustice.

Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation: Creating Inclusive Environments

Given the national discourse around LGBTQ+ rights and the #MeToo movement, many nonprofits are exploring how they can create more inclusive environments and foster greater gender equity in the workplace. This interactive, fun workshop will explore issues around gender bias, gender identity and sexual orientation and how biases around these topics can impact organizational policies and practices.

Battle for Hearts and Minds

Nonprofit professionals often find themselves frustrated by the way the public thinks and talks about the issues they care about. That broad public conversation — also called the public narrative — shapes the way our audiences consider the problems we seek to solve, and the solutions we propose to solve them. Shifting that narrative to one that is more complete, productive, or just plain accurate can be a bewildering prospect for any advocate.

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